Skip to comments.Man killed in shooting near downtown Columbia (SC) on Saturday afternoon
Posted on 06/28/2014 6:31:08 PM PDT by Gamecock
COLUMBIA, SC A man was killed in a shooting near downtown Columbia on Saturday afternoon.
Columbia police responded to 1301 Pine St. around 4:30 p.m. to find one man had been shot. The location is about a block from the intersection of Harden and Gervais streets, near the Richland County Administration Building and Allen University.
The man later was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Police think the shooting was not a random act and have good leads on a suspect, according to spokesperson Jennifer Timmons. Officers are investigating a motive.
The victim was not named. No information about the victim was immediately available, according to Richland County Coroner Gary Watts.
This is actually in the midst of a colony of sons of 0bama and their lady friends.
To call it “near downtown” is a bit of sensationalist reporting. No one I know will be surprised by this.
No information about the victim, no description of anyone. But the police don’t think it was a random attack.
Code words. Everyone knows the basics of what happened here.
downtown has become code for “don’t walk the streets after dark”.
Wouldn’t that be natural causes in Columbia?
Have you noticed how many more shootings are occurring in Barry’s new “fundamentally transformed” America? Barry has turned the entire country into a Chicago style Gangland. Gangstas are everywhere.
If memory from 2012 is correct, there are some bars not far from there.
Someone made an unwanted pass, rejected an unwanted pass, belonged to wrong gang/group/clique, or flashed too much cash and got robbed?
The bars are about 1/2 mile or so away. Some feral youth from this area have been known to wander down to the bar district and cause horrible mischief.
I don’t believe in karma, but perhaps this is an example of such.
I make it a point to not be anywhere near that area whenever possible.
A couple of things take me through every so often and at least they are usually in daylight.
I'm seriously thinking of moving to upstate SC (Greenville area) by end of this year - any suggestions?
One can hope for karma.
Secondary thought: how far from the buffalo wild wings is this?
Are those the bars near the university? 5 points area?
We in Aiken County would welcome you.
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Three blocks from Benedict College and Allen University, two of the worst historically black colleges in the country; four blocks from Gonzales Gardens, which is one of Columbia’s projects. My guess is a “business” dispute. That neighborhood is a hellhole.
Greenville is a nice place. Little cooler than Columbia (99 vs 100 degrees.). Traffic is horrible. Close to the mountains. Not sure about the cost if living.
Great little city. Moved here 8 years ago never want to live anywhere else.
Area’s out near Simpsonville very nice.
Greenville has really become a great place to live.
“Not sure about the cost if living.”
How is the cost if you’re dead;>)
Some may think I am repeating an old joke or urban legend but I will swear on my Confederate Great Granpappy’s grave this is the absolute truth. I tried working as a recruiter in an employment agency in Columbia over forty years ago, one day a young graduate from Benedict college came in looking for work. He filled out an application and in the space which asked for hobbies he entered “chest”. After talking to him I truly wanted to advise him to go and look for an attorney willing to sue the school to get his money back for him but I knew better than to say it. It really was a shame for someone to spend several years when he could have at least been earning minimum wage or better and building usable skills in a school which seemed to be set up for the purpose of making the graduate less equipped for life than when he entered.
One of those non-diverse "universities" where you don't have to read cursive to graduate.
Then you get to vote democrat and get all kinds of benefits.
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -
Columbia police made an arrest in connection with a deadly shooting at a boarding house Saturday.
Police responded to the home in the 1300 block of Pine Street near downtown and found a man with a gunshot wound around 4:30 p.m., Jennifer Timmons with the Columbia Police Department said.
The man was transported to the hospital where he later died, Timmons said.
The victim's name has not been released.
On Sunday, Timmons said Joseph Jacob Minson, 58, was arrested and charged with murder.
The property manager of the boarding house said the victim was shot on the back porch and both the victim and suspect were residents of the home.
Timmons said witnesses told police that they heard Minson and the victim arguing moments before the shooting.
Minson was transported to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.
Let me fix that for you.
One of those non-diverse "universities" where you don't have to read
cursive to graduate.
Thanks for the update.
I guess I owe the feral youths an apology. At that time of day they were no doubt sleeping off the previous nights festivities.
Older chap, boarding house, probably arguing about a woman would be my first guess followed by either money or dope.
Well, there’s that, too. lol